iBook Not Charging ??HELP??

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  1. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

    20rogersc

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    Hmm . . .

    When I plug it in, no light comes on, nor a charging sign in the menu bar.
    It charged fine last night, and it's not an 'unplugged' plug or anything like that.

    The only thing I can think of is that I had to turn it off (held button for few seconds) because it crashed, a short while before I noticed it.
    Could that be to do with it?

    Any help appreciated.
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  2. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Mmm.. well that sounds somewhat like a dead adapter to me. When I got my iBook a while back, it had the same characteristics straight out of the box, so they replaced the adapter. Do you have another mac to try it on?
     
  3. 20rogersc thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Afraid not, however I know that I could try a friend's iBook if need.
    The wierd thing though is that I'm sure it was working earlier on. Strange . . .

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  4. 20rogersc thread starter macrumors 65816

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    w00t, I borrowed a friends and it worked!

    However I'm amazed at the price of a replacement!
    Shall I get the apple one? Or are there other decent ones on the market?

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  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I'd get the Apple one, just because you've got the reassurance that it'll almost definitely work properly. :)
     
  6. 20rogersc thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, the italics is almost assuring :rolleyes: :p

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  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, so it's a slim chance the new battery won't work, but I've gotta cover my bases. :p
     
  8. 20rogersc thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Haha yeh I know.

    Anyone know any other companies that make them?
    Would love to hear from anyone not using an Apple one!?
    Because I've gotta cover my bases as well ;)

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  9. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    So what do u think happen to burn your adaptor?.....i dont think a hard restart would do that...i think


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  10. 20rogersc thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Could be time . . . Over a year and a half now, and heard of many people getting through them quickly?
    Over-heated? Was doing a lot of stuff before it crashed?
    To be honest I have no idea!

    Going to check the fuse later to make sure it wasn't a surge.
    That'll make things cheaper if it was ;)

    But at least I know it was the adapter now, not the iBook itself :)

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  11. 20rogersc thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Why didn't I think of this to start with!
    Tried it with another fuse, and it worked!

    However, I've put in a 13A fuse (all that I could find), and the original was only a 3A one.
    Would this be a problem?

    I don't mind going out to buy new 3As as this is going to be chaper than a whole new adapter, but if it'll do no problems, I don't see the point of using a new one?
    Sorry I have no knowledge of this kind of thing at all!

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